Monday, March 4, 2013

March 4 1789 - Meeting of the 1st Congress of the United States

This date is one of the most important in the history of the United States of America. I bet you a dollar to a doughnut that if you asked a hundred people why this date is significant to our country's history, one, maybe two, would know the answer. I sadly admit that I am firmly ensconced in the former group. You wanna know how I learned of this date's importance? On my Twitter time line. (Hat tip to @Blueberrier0341 via @Snarky_Basterd)0...thanks!)

March 4, 1789  

The Place: New York City.
The Event: Meeting of the 1st Congress of the United States of America

Eleven states were represented by nine of twenty-two Senators and thirteen of fifty-nine Representatives. There were only eleven states represented because North Carolina and Rhode Island had yet to ratify the United States Constitution. has more.

Quoting Hank Williams, Jr, "Every time we solve a problem, ten others take its place, but you won't see those refugees goin' the other way, welcome to the USA today..."

I wouldn't have it any other way.

God bless America.


  1. i have a copy of the articles from that meeting,they are on brown parchment paper,signed by vice president john adams....

  2. dont know what the value is but trying to find